Education briefs

November 22, 2004

Students get scholarships at Sallie Mae Fund seminar

Two local high school students each were chosen to receive a $500 scholarship at a recent seminar at Hagerstown Community College.

Darlene Gladhill of Hancock and Kayla Kline of Smithsburg, were chosen from a raffle drawing of 120 students who attended the seminar titled "Paying for College."

The seminar, sponsored by The Sallie Mae Fund at HCC, presented students with information to help them plan and pay for college.

The $500 scholarships were funded by The Sallie Mae Fund and are given directly to the school of choice, upon admission of the student.

County student council group has a new Web site

The Washington County Association of Student Councils has a new Web site, created by Dustin McSherry, a junior student in the Computer Repair and Networking class at Washington County Technical High School.

The site is accessed through the Schools menu of the WCPS Web site,

James Rumsey Technical Institute plans open house

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - James Rumsey Technical Institute will host an open house/parent visitation day on Dec. 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Students will offer tours and demonstrations.

For information, call 304-754-7925.

Highly gifted students sought for talent search

BALTIMORE - Highly gifted students in grades two through eight are eligible for this year's Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Talent Search.

Students take tests as part of the search, find out more about their math and verbal abilities, receive recognition for their efforts and may qualify for summer programs and online courses. Tests are given locally.

Application deadlines are Nov. 30 for students in grades seven and eight, and Feb. 1 for students in grades two through four.

For an application, call 410-516-0278 or apply online at

Nominations for young heroes being accepted

IRVINE, Calif. - Nominations are being accepted for the first "Alexandra Scott Butterfly Award," presented by Volvo Cars of North America to celebrate young everyday heroes.

The Alexandra Scott Butterfly Award is part of the Volvo for Life Awards, Volvo's annual program to seek out and celebrate heroes of all ages. Individuals may nominate a child by going online to through Jan. 10. Volvo will donate $25,000 to the Butterfly Award winner's charity of choice.

The award is named in honor of Alexandra Scott, one of the first winning heroes in the Volvo for Life Awards and an 8-year-old cancer patient from Wynnewood, Pa. She gained national attention for her efforts to raise money for pediatric cancer research by holding annual lemonade stands.

The Butterfly Award winner will be flown to New York City and honored at the March 23 Volvo for Life Awards Ceremony.

For more information or to nominate a hero, go to

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